• HOW DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE APPLIES TO YOU

      You often see shows on television where a defendant in a case destroys evidence to hide their guilt. You may wonder if this happens in real life as well, and if it does happen in real life, whether ...

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    • Will Contest Reversed in Jefferson County, Alabama

      It is not uncommon for relatives to fight over a loved one’s last wishes in a will dispute. One argument that may be made against someone inheriting is undue influence. Undue influence involves that ...

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    • Probate Appeal in Madison County, Alabama

      Filing a lawsuit can feel intimidating and difficult. Even more so, navigating how to file an appeal after you lose a case can seem incredibly confusing. Recently, in Marshall County, in Alabama ...

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    • Child Support Appeal from Non-Final Judgment Improper

      When a case doesn’t go your way, you’re not out of options – you can appeal! However, the rules on how to appeal can be a bit tricky. Specifically, the judgment you’re appealing from must be final in ...

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    • Bank Can Enforce Creditor Rights in Jefferson County, Alabama

      Dividing the assets in a divorce case is a complicated process in and of itself. However, that divorce can be even further complicated when the bank sues the spouses, alleging that the divorce ...

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    • Monetary Damages Related to Will In Montgomery County, Alabama

      Fights over a loved one’s last wishes can be hostile, drawn-out, and incredibly common. What might be less common, however, is the negative effects that these probate battles can have on a ...

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    • TRIAL COURT ERRS IN DIVIDING PROPERTY DURING DIVORCE IN ALABAMA

      If you have a lot of assets, divorce cases can become very difficult. Between property division and alimony, it can be hard for the court to assess who should get what. Mediation has grown in ...

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    • NO PATERNITY TEST NEEDED IN DIVORCE CASE

      I can think of few things that matter more in life than knowing whether you are the biological parent of a child. Also, if you are not the biological parent, do you want to pay child support for 19 ...

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    • WHEN CAN ALABAMA COURTS MODIFY OUT OF STATE DIVORCE ORDERS?

      Sometimes after a divorce, people will move to different states. This can be beneficial to get a fresh start. However, if you have children, it can make enforcing child support and custody agreements ...

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    • NO SEARCH WARRANT NEEDED FOR ABANDONED PROPERTY IN ALABAMA

      One of the biggest questions in criminal law today is whether police officers can search your cell phone without a warrant. Of course, you have an expectation of privacy in the contents of your cell ...

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    • Specific Intent not Needed for Capital Murder

      The death penalty is the most serious punishment you can receive for a crime. It is reserved for the crimes that society views as most dangerous. In a recent case that the Alabama Supreme Court ...

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    • Did You Plead Guilty Before a Magistrate or a Judge in Municipal Court?

      Almost 95% of people in Alabama will have a speeding ticket or a motor vehicle violation in their lifetime. Sometimes a ticket can be dismissed by providing a copy of insurance, getting a taillight ...

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    • NO SEARCH WARRANT NEEDED FOR ABANDONED PROPERTY IN ALABAMA

      One of the biggest questions in criminal law today is whether police officers can search your cell phone without a warrant. Of course, you have an expectation of privacy in the contents of your cell ...

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    • CAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EVER BE SUED?

      There are many times when a government entity enacts policies that we personally do not agree with. Sometimes, we may even think that the policy was unconstitutional. How can we best voice our ...

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    • Specific Intent not Needed for Capital Murder

      The death penalty is the most serious punishment you can receive for a crime. It is reserved for the crimes that society views as most dangerous. In a recent case that the Alabama Supreme Court ...

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    • TRIAL COURT ERRS IN DIVIDING PROPERTY DURING DIVORCE IN ALABAMA

      If you have a lot of assets, divorce cases can become very difficult. Between property division and alimony, it can be hard for the court to assess who should get what. Mediation has grown in ...

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    • NO PATERNITY TEST NEEDED IN DIVORCE CASE

      I can think of few things that matter more in life than knowing whether you are the biological parent of a child. Also, if you are not the biological parent, do you want to pay child support for 19 ...

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    • WHEN CAN ALABAMA COURTS MODIFY OUT OF STATE DIVORCE ORDERS?

      Sometimes after a divorce, people will move to different states. This can be beneficial to get a fresh start. However, if you have children, it can make enforcing child support and custody agreements ...

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    • Recent Federal Cases of Interst Related to Post-Conviction Relief

      The Seventh Circuit held, as a matter of first impression, that mental incompetence could satisfy the standard for tolling the AEDPA one-year limitations period. Davis v. Humphreys, 747 F.3d 497, 498 ...

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      The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, ...

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    • Important 2018 Federal Criminal Issues

      The Supreme Court will decided several important issues related to federal criminal cases this term. Look for decisions by June 30, 2018. Self-Incrimination . The court will answer whether the Fifth ...

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    • Disclaimer

      The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, ...

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    • Filing Fees to Run for Elected Office in Alabama

      This case involves an appeal of filing fee to run for elected office. The case was appealed from Jefferson County, Alabama, in the case of Drake v. Alabama Republican Party . Thomas Drake and Kimberly ...

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    • Claims Against Municipal Employees in Alabama

      In Morrow v. Caldwell, as a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court determined that the statutory cap of the Alabama Code Section 11-47-190 does not apply to claims against municipal employees ...

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    • TRIAL COURT ERRORS LEAD TO MULTIPLE APPEALS IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE

      Workers’ compensation cases can be highly contentious. One side may think that they deserve every penny they can get, while the other side may think that the injured party is trying to take advantage ...

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    • Grisly Workplace Murder Leads to Workers’ Compensation Victory

      Workplace shootings are a growing problem in America . Whether it is a disgruntled employee, an unhappy client, or simply a random act of terror, mentally unstable individuals commit senseless acts ...

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    • Railroad Worker Must Pay Taxes on Workers’ Comp Claim

      If you have been injured on the job, you are probably in a world of hurt in more ways than one. For starters, you are injured. You may be in pain as a result. You cannot work because of your injury. ...

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